I’M delighted to report that that the Welsh EBA’s annual reunion, held this month at Taff’s Well Social Club, Cardiff, was another great success.
Reader John R. Beale wrote to say: “My wife and I were the guests of former Welsh featherweight Gordon Blakey and his wife, Stella. Always receives a loud amount of applause, does Gordon; a very popular man.” (Gordon boxed professionally between 1957 and 1961, winning 22 of 30 contests. In 1960 he met compatriot Howard Winstone, future British, European and WBC champion, then on 14 straight wins – Gordon was forced to retire after eight rounds.)
“Cyril Thomas was the MC again, and announced the many awards that were being presented. First up was European Games gold medallist Lauren Price at middleweight, and she received a well-deserved round of applause from the packed house.